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Who Is Responsible for the Deaths of Migrant Children?

US Immigration Reform Forum - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 5:01am
Who Is Responsible for the Deaths of Migrant Children?

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Border Patrol agents are expected by their critics to overcome the damage that was ...

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Could the President Mandate E-Verify?

US Immigration Reform Forum - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 5:01am
Could the President Mandate E-Verify?

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The path is clear for the president to make E-Verify mandatory. All that it requires is the will, an...

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Why Is a Physical Border Barrier Important?

US Immigration Reform Forum - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 5:01am
Why Is a Physical Border Barrier Important?

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What a border barrier (whatever it's called) does is block people out. Not all people all the ...

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Panama and Costa Rica Doing Smugglers' Work with "Controlled Flow" Policy

US Immigration Reform Forum - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 5:01am
Panama and Costa Rica Doing Smugglers' Work with "Controlled Flow" Policy

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YAVIZA, DARIEN PROVINCE, Panama ? Out of an unforgiving jungle w...

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Rare look at Mexican photographer Manuel Carrillo’s work in color on display at UTEP library

Borderzine - Fri, 12/28/2018 - 3:17am

The photo collection of Manuel Carrillo – one of Mexico’s most influential photographers – resides at UTEP’s Special Collections Department and his work is often compared to that of famed American icon Ansel Adams despite both photographers being widely known for different types of photography.

Manuel Carrillo is well known for capturing the authenticity of the Mexican people regardless of social class or gender. Photo credit: From UTEP’s Special Collections

Carrillo focused on photographing the people of Mexico, while Adams concentrated on landscapes, but both were wildly influential, said David Flores, UTEP’s photo archivist.

“Carrillo was passionate about the people (of Mexico) who worked for a living, showcasing his gente (people) in a humbling light with his photographs,” Flores said.

The collection, containing about 14,000 negatives, 10,000 prints, 3,00 slides and seven linear feet of papers, also contains numerous publications with Carrillo’s work or biographical information, according to Flores who dealt with the images first-hand. The collection also includes many awards and trophies, while the prints vary in many sizes from contact sheets to giant mural-sized enlargements.

“It’s incredibly deep, it resonates the golden era of Mexico and the character and identity your Mexico and its people at that time, I’m in a very beautiful poetic way,” said Joel Salcido, a photojournalist based in San Antonio and a former photographer for the El Paso Times.

Photos of some of the women photographed by famed Mexican photographer Manuel Carrillo are on display at the Centennial Museum. Photo credit: Daniel Mendez

Some of Carrillo’s work is featured in an exhibit called Carrillo in Color – a photography exhibit with never-before-seen images in color at the library

“This exhibit shows some of the range of the photographer and I hope that seeing the photos that are in color will stimulate interest in Carrillo’s work and also different ways of seeing his work,” said Claudia Rivers, UTEP’s head of Special Collections.

Carrillo was known for capturing Mexico’s culture from 1955 to the 1980s before his death in 1989. All of his photographs projected life of the Mexican people, animals, sights from towns and villages and anything that caught Carrillo’s eye.

The Mexican photographer prominently shot in black and white. But Flores, who got to work with the photos first hand had stumbled upon Carrillo’s collection in a box in storage, found photo negatives of Carrillo’s work in color.

“The subject matter, the black and white it’s more people, places, the animals and Mexico, Flores said. “With his color, it’s more things that he was interested. “With his black and white, he’s telling the story. In color, his shooting those things to get his attention.”

Carrillo’s work portrays Mexico in a way that contrasts to current rhetoric about “bad hombres” and border security.

Manuel Carillo’s work captures some of Mexico’s residents in both candid and posed shots, and is display at the UTEP Centennial Museum. Photo credit: Daniel Mendez

“I’m very unhappy with the way Hispanics are portrayed,” Flores said. “When I see these images. I know that we’re not that way. And these pictures clearly show, the honesty and the integrity of the people.”

The photographs displayed show kids being kids, women living their best life, compositions of the beautiful landscape Mexico have to offer, and so much more of the Mexican culture.

UTEP is home of Manuel Carrillo’s entire collection which includes over 10,000 prints and much more from Carrillo. Photo credit: From UTEP’s Special Collections

“Most people that he photographed represents the descendants of Mexicans nowadays, so it gives us a new perspective as to how we perceive Mexicans from that purity of his photography,” Salcido said. “Which is very important, especially nowadays it is incredibly important that we perceive our neighbors from that perspective with a lot of empathy, humanity and dignity and that’s exactly what Miguel Carrillo did, which is incredibly important.”

Salcido, 61, has always been fascinated of Carrillo’s work. He said he believes Carrillo doesn’t get the credit he deserves on the international and national level in contemporary times compared to another well-known Mexican photographer such as Manuel Bravo. Salcido has never gotten to see all of Carrillo’s work and says the work on display is a small representation of the collection.

Carrillo’s collection was purchased by UTEP and the University of Texas Sytem in 1990. Carrillo began looking for a home for his work several years before his death. Although he was a native of Mexico, Carrillo had strong ties with El Paso so he and a couple of his friends approached UTEP about acquiring his collection. Negotiations were still ongoing at the time of Carrillo’s death, the university was able to purchase the collection form his widow Consuela.

“I think it’s a very important step towards continuing in a very deliberate and visionary way to expose his entire work, we only have seen the tip of the iceberg,” Salcido said. “So, I’ve always been curious as to what the rest of the archive hold, it’s got to be a treasure of important images and photographs, that at least I myself, I’m hungry to see.”

Never before seen stills of Carrillo’s work were displayed for the first time ever in color. The famed photographer was better known for his black and white images. Photo credit: From UTEP’s Special Collections

In order to fully bring the colored negatives that were found in boxes to life, current technology and photo development process was used to develop and enhance the colors of Carrillo’s negatives. The photos were then printed on metal sheets to give the photographs more detail.

“His work is packed with dignity and impurity and poetry that I can that doesn’t resonate with me that I can definitely identify with not only because I’m a photographer but also because I am the Mexican,” Salcido said.

 

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Criminal Border Patrol Agents

EPN - Border Analysis - Thu, 12/27/2018 - 11:00pm
In yesterday’s post we looked at Marco Antonio de la Garza who worked as a Border Patrol Agent […]
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The Worst Alien Worker Programs Are Those Managed by the State Department

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 12/27/2018 - 12:03pm
The Worst Alien Worker Programs Are Those Managed by the State Department

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The State Department has other, more important challenges ? Chin...

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New Interpol-Led Human Smuggling Operation Arrests Some 'Linked to Terrorism', Collects Trove of Intel

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 12/27/2018 - 12:03pm
New Interpol-Led Human Smuggling Operation Arrests Some 'Linked to Terrorism', Collects Trove of Intel

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Operations like this Interpol one a...

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EPISD trustee finds her job to be too hard

ElPasoSpeak - Thu, 12/27/2018 - 5:00am

We now have an EPISD trustee leaving her job to take a new job working for our congresswoman elect.

According to an article in the Times the decision was a difficult one for her:

  • “This decision was made less difficult however by the increasing challenge that I have had getting questions answered and concerns addressed,” Byrd writes. “This lack of access to information has made it harder for me to effectively advocate for and communicate to my constituents.”

Really?  She had to work hard to do her job.  To me that is not a valid reason to consider quitting.

Reality

The end result is that she got a job that pays.  Let someone else fend for the children, their parents and the taxpayers even though she committed to do the job.

At this point we don’t know how much she will be paid but that information will be publicly available next year.

It appears that this gives the board of trustees the ability to choose her replacement, probably guaranteeing another vote for whatever they want to do.

We deserve better

Brutus

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Border Patrol Agent Goes to Jail

EPN - Border Analysis - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 11:00pm
The history of Border Patrol agents going to jail demonstrates a broken system where those enforcing the law […]
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A Blurred Message on the Shutdown of Most of the EB-5 Program

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 6:11pm
A Blurred Message on the Shutdown of Most of the EB-5 Program

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Something like 95 percent of the EB-5 program is no longer functioning, and ...

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Reflections on Adoption of the U.N. Compacts on Migration and Refugees

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 6:11pm
Reflections on Adoption of the U.N. Compacts on Migration and Refugees

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Whatever we might owe less-developed countries, why should we permi...

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Inept Legal Document Clouds Case Against Indian Outsourcing Company

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 6:11pm
Inept Legal Document Clouds Case Against Indian Outsourcing Company

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I wish Fazlur Mahammad well in this lawsuit against Kellton Tech Solut...

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Who Are the Odd Eight in the House That Crossed Party Lines on the Wall?

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 6:11pm
Who Are the Odd Eight in the House That Crossed Party Lines on the Wall?

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The eight includes four who are not coming back next month, four ...

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Supreme Court Blocks Trump's Attempt To Change Asylum Law

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 12:11pm
Supreme Court Blocks Trump's Attempt To Change Asylum Law


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Who are the Odd Eight in the House That Crossed Party Lines on the Wall?

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 12:11pm
Who are the Odd Eight in the House That Crossed Party Lines on the Wall?

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The eight includes four who are not coming back next month, four ...

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Glitter everywhere

ElPasoSpeak - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 9:29am

Would anyone object if I proposed the banning of all glitter?

Brutus

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The Wall of Hate is Dead

EPN - Border Analysis - Tue, 12/25/2018 - 11:00pm
From the moment that Donald Trump called Mexicans “rapists,” I have been opposed to him and his presidency. […]
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Christmas greeting

ElPasoSpeak - Tue, 12/25/2018 - 5:00am

Merry Christmas.

Thank you for your continued interest.

Brutus

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Merry Christmas 2018!

EPN - Border Analysis - Mon, 12/24/2018 - 11:00pm
Today I just want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. If you do not celebrate Christmas, than […]
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